I haven’t posted in a few days because I’ve been in ‘focused writer’ mode, concentrating on getting through Act Three.
And after much thought and consideration, I’m happy to say that for the most part, it’s done. (Insert cheers and applause here)
There are still some little things to take care of, such as handling the notes to myself like “Work on this,” “Expand!”, or “How about/What if…”, as well as fleshing out some scenes here and there, but I don’t expect that to be too hard. I’m hoping to get something workable out of it by this time next week. Fingers crossed.
It was also nice to give the whole thing a quick read-through. It moves a little quicker than the previous version. And parts I thought would be hard to take out weren’t really missed at all. I guess that’s the benefit of the streamlining process.
No set deadline for finishing, which may actually be helping me make this kind of progress.
-No actual Movie of the Moment, but we started watching THE KING’S SPEECH. Really like it so far. I also can’t help but think of Helena Bonham Carter when she did the upper class voice in WALLACE & GROMIT’S CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT.
I caught some snippets of TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY on AMC. It’s easy to forget what a great writer Cameron can be. It’s definitely one of those movies you can watch from any point and be entertained.
I’ve never read the scripts, but I suspect this and ALIENS are good blueprints for how to properly put an action movie together. Couldn’t hurt to at least use them as examples.
Something to keep in mind for this and when I start back up on LUCY.